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[ laughter ] >> watch out. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> shepard: this is "the fox report." a woman's d.n.a. found on boston bomb parts. did the suspects have help from a woman? plus, a killer murders an 8-year-old girl in her own home. >> i think she is out to get other people. >> shepard: children terrified they could be next. >> it could happen to him, it could happen to him. it could even happen to him. >> shepard: tonight, the hunt for a little girl's killer in california. a pilot boots a passenger with ter let's syndrome because he couldn't keep himself from repeating the word bomb. >> when he get nervous, anything on my mind will come out.
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>> shepard: now jetblue responds. plus,. [explosion] >> the counter terror raid caught on camera and this has never beforehand in any major american sport. an active player coming out saying he is gay. tonight, why this pro-basketball player says now is the time to tell his story. >> shepard: we begin with a fox urgent. investigators say they have found a woman's d.n.a. on pieces of the boston marathon bombs. that's what a source is telling fox news as fox reports live tonight. experts say that does not necessarily mean a woman helped build the devices. but our source says investigators are looking at what kind of help the suspects may have had h. also tonight, the fbi is confirming it just went into the home where the american widow of the older brother is now staying. catherine russell has not spoken publicly since the attacks to our knowledge. last week her lawyer said
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she is doing everything she can to help with the investigation. they also said it an absolute shock when she heard her husband and his brother were the accused bombers. rick leventhal on breaking news duty live tonight in boston. what more do we know about this d.n.a.? >> shepard, we're told that female d.n.a. was found on bomb components. sources say no conclusions can be drawn. the investigation is is far from over. as you mentioned, sources, federal law enforcement sources also telling us that a woman could have unwittingly handled pieces of the bomb before it was assembled and had nothing to do with the marathon attack. according to the "wall street journal," this female d.n.a. prompted agents today to visit the home where tamerlan's widow is living with her parents, seeking d.n.a. samples from catherine russell who converted to islam after meeting tamerlan in 2009 and is the mother of his 3-year-old daughter. agents spent 90 minutes in the home. they left carrying items with what looked like a computer and a ziploc bag filled with personal items. they drove off in a caravan with russell and her
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attorney. she has since returned home. and also tonight, shepard, we can tell you the confirmed -- i'm sorry the cause of death for camper alan but isn't revealing that until someone claims his body. that would be next of kin and that would be russell, shep? >> shepard: rick, the family of these two suspects has been talking about a man named mesha who may have influenced their son or sons. now i guess the family of we believe this person is speaking outs. >> right the man known as marine messha. the man says this isn't true. a reporter for the new york review of books actually tracked down him rhode island apartment shared with elderly parents. there an army of reporters is now camped outside their doors. misha whose real name is michael told he wasn't tamerlan's teacher had nothing to do with the bombings and hadn't spoken
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to the suspected bombner three years. the family now has an attorney who says that they are cooperating and are very stressed over this entire ordeal, shepard? >> shepard: rick leventhal live in boston tonight. thanks of the fbi also reportedly interviewed an ex-girlfriend of the dead boston bomber tamerlan tsarnaev and she is now speaking out. according to the sun newspaper, which is owned by our parent company, she says the dead bombing suspect tried to brain wash her into becoming, quote: a muslim fanatic who hated america. she also says he beat her when she wore western clothing like jeans. that the sun is reporting the relationship apparently hit the rocks when tsarnaev started seeing his future wife catherine russell after meeting her at a nightclub. russian forces bombing a building with a militant in them in the same region that investigators have linked to the bombing suspects in boston.
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explosion. >> shepard: this happened in dagestan. two accused militants reported dead there relatives have said the older bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev visited that area last year. there is no word of any definitive link between the bomb suspects and that raid. police are hunting for whoever killed an 8-year-old girl. stand her to death in her own home it happened in a small town of northern california two days ago. lay la fowler's 12-year-old brother told police he came home and found his little sister in a pool of blood. he saw intruder in the house. investigators have been going door to door hunting for the killer. one report asked whether police consider the brother a suspect. >> he is not a suspect at this time but we are continuing to talk to him which would be normal because he was the last person with the child. >> shepard: investigators say they have collected fingerprints and what may be d.n.a. from the crime scene and they are now analyzing it all. this happened in the community of valley springs
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east of san francisco. claudia cowan in our san francisco newsroom for us this afternoon. claudia, i understand you have new information from the coroner's office. >> that's right, shepard. and we now have confirmation that lay la bled to death after being stabbed repeatedly inside her home. no evidence, however, she had been sexually assaulted. the coroner's official cause of death, shock and hemorrhaging from multiple stab wounds. friends and family are remembering 8-year-old lay la as vivacious little girl with a smile that could melt hearts. tomorrow night candlelight vigil at elementary school where lay la was a 3rd grader and where police presence was certainly beefed up today. more than 100 officers are still combing the area for a man who has been vague gli described as white or hispanic with gray hair and last seen wearing dark clothing. no specifics about his ache. investigators say tips are coming in. they hope to have test results on that d.n.a. evidence they found at the home by next week. shepard? >> shepard: claudia cowan in san francisco this
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afternoon. just about 2500 people hundred people in that town. it's the kind of space where they don't lock their doors at night or at least it used to be. the white house now says president obama spoke with his russian counterpart vladimir putin today about coordinating their efforts to fight terrorism. the leaders also apparently discussed the concerns about syria and the chemical weapons there. just last week we learned that u.s. intelligence indicates the syrians may have used nerve gas against their people. that's president obama has line.in the past would the white house says right now there is not enough evidence. >> there is much more to be done to verify conclusively that the red line that the president has talked about has been crossed. >> shepard: still, the pentagon does have options in case the president decides it's time to take action. jennifer griffin with the news live at the pentagon tonight. explain the possible plans for using force, jen. >> well, both the white house and the pentagon, shep, appear to be buying time. >> we are continuing to
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assess what happened. i think we should wait to get the facts. before we make any judgments on what action, if any, should be taken and what kind of action. >> a no-fly zone would encounter highly sophisticated russian built aircraft system manned by russian troops and bombing chemical weapon sites might create a cloud that could my grate over jordan, israel and lebanon there are approximately 13 chemical weapons facilities with 40 additional mobile chemical weapon sites scattered across syria. even if invited into syria, as the u.s. was in libya, it would take, we're told, about 20 years to disassemble and destroy all of the chemical agents assad has. >> we have confidence that we could secure it? >> not as i sit here today simply because they have been moving it and the number of sites is quite numerous. >> and those are the ones we know, about shernd. >> shepard: jennifer, the united nations estimates at least 70,000 people have
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died in that country's two year civil war. the syrian president bashar assad has long denied that he attacks his own citizens. two years ago in an interview with abc he insisted no government in the world kills its people unless it's led by a crazy person. draw from that what you will. wall street broke a record today and we'll tell you about that next. a veteran pro-basketball player tells the world he is gay and receives overwhelming response. from celebrities to fellow players to the first lady of the united states. you'll hear what people are saying about his enormous announcement. a pro-football player who had to delete his tweet and say he is sorry. it's all ahead from the journalist of fox news on this monday fox report. ♪ [ male announcer ] pain not sitting too well? burning to feel better? itching for relief? preparation h offers the most maximum strength solutions for all hemorrhoid symptoms. from the brand doctors recommend most. preparation h. don't stand for hemorrhoids.
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name is jason collins. he is 34 free agent center in the nba. played for six teams. most recently the washington wizards. >> we have seen this before, particularly in female athletics, many tennis players. martina that the. this is the first male in any major sports league. >> i didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major league sport. since i am, i'm happy to start the conversation. he added that each time i tell another person, i feel stronger and sleep more
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soundly. it takes a lot of energy to guard such a secret. twin brother is also an nba player. they have faced off against each other. here is a shot of him fouling jason during the game. he says when he came out to his brother last summer, his twin was astounded. but jason says he received nothing but love and support. he also wrote: i have been asked how other players will respond to my announcement. the simple answer is, i have no idea. well, tonight he does. the reaction has been overwhelming and almost entirely positive. just a short time ago the white house said the president called jason collins to express his support and said he was impressed by his courage one of his latest tweets from the first lady michelle obama wrote so proud of you jason collins, this is a huge step forward for our country, we have got your back and she signed it m.o. bill clinton tweeted i'm proud to call jason collins a friend. basketball star kobe bryant wrote proud of jason collins, don't suffocate
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how are because of the ignorance of others. cobey included the hash tags courage and support. cleveland indians outfielder nic swisher i will always support people for being who they're. happy for jason collins that he can lead an honest life. and from the boston red sox, we salute you, jason collins, for your courage and leadership any time you want to throw out a first pitch at fenway factor, let us know. the list of supporters goes on and on and on. the nba commissioner david stern released a statement throwing the support of the entire league behind collins. it reads in part: jason has been a widely respected player and teammate throughout his career and we are proud he has assumed the leadership mantel on this very important issue. tonight, there is no question jason collins was the first. he will not be the last. well, not supportive. mike wallace tweeted all these beautiful women in the world and guys want to mess with other guys? wallace deleted that tweet shortly after.
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replaced it with another saying is he not bashing anybody and, quote: never said anything was right or wrong, i just said i don't understand. deeply sorry for anyone that i offended. the nfl indicates it is reviewing the comment and notes that the football league sent out reminder of policies to owners, front offices and coaches earlier today among the warnings, that any jokes, comments or pranks about an employee's sexual orientation could be considered harassment. the roller drama surrounding poison letters that somebody sent to president obama, a u.s. senator and a judge took a big step forward today when the new suspect made his first appearance court in. we are live in oxford, mississippi with details on that. plus, it's not just energy drinks. there is a new chewing gum that offers a caffeine kick. but that has triggered a neutral investigation of chewing gum. details ahead. ♪
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>> shepard: the martial arts instructor whom the feds have charged with sending a deadly poison to the president of the united states and others was today in federal court for his first hearing. the judge said no bond and sent him back to jail. agencies arrested the man on saturday, more than a week after envelopes containing ricin turned up in washington and in mississippi. rice sib is highly toxic and can kill people if they inhale it for days investigators had been searching through that mississippi man's stuff looking for evidence that would link him to the poison. later this week, prosecutors are expected to start laying out their case. of course, the feds last week dropped charges against the initial suspect, an elvis impersonator who claims somebody framed him. his attorney claims that man, and the new suspect have had had a running
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feud. john roberts live in the courthouse in oxford, harold perrineau with more. john? >> shep, good evening to you. we sat right behind 41-year-old james everett dutschke here in federal court today. he shook his head several times he's reviewed the charges against him. charges that could put him away for life. law enforcement sources tell fox news they have, quote: more solid evidence against dutschke than they did against the first guy that they arrested for this crime. kevin curtis which would be a good thing for them because, when it comes to kevin curtis they had squat. now to hear it told around here, this is last plot against the president that it may be an attempt as you said, shep, to frame kevin curtis, his attorneys in federal court talked about a long running and vicious feud that the two had and that dutschke may have been trying to set him up. i talked to dutschke's attorney george lucas about that late today. he said his client insists that he is innocent and that the level of hatred that kevin curtis has for dutschke is is to lucas the quote craziest thing he has ever seen. a lot of of fingers being
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pointed in a lot of different directions here in northern mississippi tonight, shep we have to hear more about what the feds have against dutschke in hearings later this week. >> shepard: ricin suspect several recent run ins with the law. recent case charged with molesting three girls under the age of 13. he denies any involvement there. pleaded not guilty earl this month. he was also found guilty of indecent exposure charges and sentenced to 90 days in jail. a man arrested for stabbing four people in a new mexico church yesterday, said he believed the victims might have been members of a secret society. that's according to court documents. the attack happened at mass, just before the final hymn, witnesses say the guy leapt over a pew and first stabbed the choir leader in the back and three other people who tried to tackle him. he reportedly told investigators that he went after the choir leader because he was, quote: 99% sure the victim was a mason he is then said masons to
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have been involved in conspiracies. if you would rather chew your caffeine than drink it. here is a heads up. the f.d.a. is said to investigate the added caffeine in products like chewing gum. it comes after wrigley launched alert energy gum. the company indicates one piece of that gum has as much caffeine as a half of cup of coffee and it developed the gum and will market it for adults. the f.d.a. has released a statement saying it will check into the impact these new and easy sowrtszs of caffeine may have on children's health. you will remember the f.d.a. has already been investigating energy drinks. well, the feds say they are ocean. tonight, some passengers are still missing. that's next but, first, the
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weather has kept manhattan's one world trade center from becoming the tallest building in the western hemisphere, at least for now. high winds today in manhattan prevented crews from raising the skyscraper's speier atop its roof. without it the 104 story build something still new york's tallest building but 100 feet shorter than chicago's willis tower. crews back in december started working on one trade center 408-foot speier serve as broadcast antenna and cap off the tower iconic height of 1776 feet. officials at the port authority of new york and new jersey said this morning they will resettled lifting that speier into place as soon as the weather permits. so when is that? janice dean in the fox weather center. how are we looking elsewhere? >> the rest of the week looks great across the east coast, shepard. changes are on the way for the midwest and northern plains. take a look at this evening. we do have the threat for severe weather across portions of iowa through wisconsin. and then the next storm. if you can believe this, we're going to be talking
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powerful explosion ripped through a center of prague tourist district district. at least 35 people hurt. nobody died. and here you will be able to see the smoke rising moments after that explosion. chards of glass and chunks of the building rained down on the streets. prague's mayor ruled out terrorism say this appears to be an accident. two people reported missing now after a hot air balloon crashes in the pacific ocean. our top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds. peru. authorities say the balloon went down off the coast yesterday about 60 miles south of the capital city of lima. seven people, including a pilot on board. crews from a rescue helicopter pulled five passengers to safety after searching the chilly waters
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for 8 hours it comes two months after a hot air balloon exploded and crashed in egypt. killing nearly 20 tourists. thailand, at least four people are dead after a bridge collapsed into a river some 60 miles north of bangkok. officials say several cars and motorcycles plunged into the water. investigators say they believed a bridge was in poor condition. italy. mount etna, erupting for the 13th time this year on the island of sicily. spewed from europe's tallest active volcano. scientists say the explosion no threat nearby villages typically deal with showers of ash. china. [shouting] [explosion] >> shepard: dozens of shoulders begin -- soldiers begin blowing up rocks since a deadly earthquake about a week ago. [explosion] >> shepard: magnitude 7.0 quake killed nearly 200 people and triggered landslides. officials say those rocks threatened the workings of
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a local hydro power station. and that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> shepard: i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. and we're learning more about why russian officials asked to see fbi and cia to investigate this suspect in the boston marathon bombings two years before the attack. fox news has now confirmed the russians wiretapped the older brother and his mother but did not tell the feds at the time. the white house says the president spoke by phone with a russian president vladimir putin today and thanked him for russia's cooperation since the boston bombing. catherine herridge in washington on the top story at the bottom of the hour. what more do we know about this wiretap, catherine? >> well, shep, an intelligence source confirmed to fox news that the evidence in 2011 against the mother and elder son included phone recordings by the russians. one call was between the
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mother and suspected extremist, a suspected extremist, rather, there is really a stark contrast between tsarnaev defended her son at multiple news conferences since the marathon bombings and this family photo before they sawted asylum in the u.s. the mother wears western clothing as she holds tamerlan then a toddler on her lap. russian's decision not to share the intelligence about the phone calls reflects long-standing divisions. >> the russians did not give us all the information they h the reason is they still don't trust us. we don't trust them. they felt if they give us more information wield be on to their sources and methods. >> congressman king says the fbi still should have done more and been more aggressive with the russians about that lead, shep. >> shepard: investigators catherine have spoken of other persons of interest. anything specific? >> that's right, on the persons of interest issue congressional source familiar with the investigation tells fox news that there are a handful of individuals that the fbi wants to speak with to determine if the alleged bombers had help leading up to and immediately after the attacks of april 15th.
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it the tsarnaev brothers dispotion of evidence including computers. evidence suggests it may have been unwitting, on friday fox news was first to report that the fbi was developing a so-called list of person of interest. this also extends to the bombs as fox reported friday, the detonation mechanism is not founded in the online al qaeda magazine inaspire which is another data point mike rogers the two brothers likely had some kind of outside help, shep. >> shepard: catherine, the younger brother is now in a prison hospital in massachusetts. and one time who did -- i should say and one man who did time there says it's no country club. the feds say they transferred the suspect last week to the federal medical facility devin, which is about 0 miles outside of boston. today in "studio b," a former inmate who spent about a month in that same unit told me what it was like on the inside. >> it is a 10-by-10 room. it's got a steel bunk. he will be alone. he will have very limited human contact. and it will be with guards
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only. he have no contact with any other inmate. my guess is even if he had visitors, i don't believe he does, they would not be allowed to see him with the exception of his lawyers and investigators. >> shepard: he says there is no way the place could be an improvement over othe suspect's former hospital room. two weeks after the bombings more survivors are out of the hospital. that's the word from officials in boston. beth israel, mass general and brigham and womens have all report they have released most of the patients they were treating. those are just three of the more than two dozen hospitals that treated victims of the marathon attack. somebody tried to kill syria's prime minister today. the assassination attempt a bombing. it failed. this was the scene this morning after the blast. in what is said to be a very rich and fancy and highly secure neighborhood in syrians capital city of damas dust. a syrian government official says somebody detonated a car bomb at the prime minister and his convoy drove through the area. according to syrians state run immediate prime minister survived the
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assassination attempt but the blast reportedly killed several people including civilians, no claim for responsibility just yet for the attack against a member of president assad's regime. the syrian opposition has been demanding the president step down for more than two years now. the chief fox report correspondent jonathan hunt is live with us now. this was a pretty brazen attack. >> certainly was. not least because of the area in which it took place it was an area of damascus that would generally be considered one of the most secure yet the rebels "in there with this bomb and they targeted a leading official of the assad regime. they did not actually get their target but it is a fact that very few assad regime officials will be sleeping any easier in their beds tonight, shep, after this kind of attack. >> shepard: it appears that assad himself is fighting back as hard as ever. >> as hard as he ever can with every weapon that he has at his dispofl. look at this video we just got in today of a recent air strike.
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>> [shouting] [explosion] that we are told strike against rebels. we can't confirm the authenticity of that video. chemical weapons remain the concern for many neighboring nations including israel. they are very concerned the israelis, that some of those chemical weapons may find their hands, their way into the hands of hezbollah syria's allies that have their base across the border in lebanon. this is also where president putin of russia could be a pivotal figure. he had that phone call with president obama today, many believe that president putin is perhaps the only world leader who could still persuade assad to step down and russian forces could be critical in then going in and securing those chemical weapons. shep? >> shepard: all right, jonathan. that attack today was in the first in the syrian capital to target officials or supporters of president assad's regime. just last month a man blew
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himself up at a mosque in damascus, killing a leading sunni muslim preach his or her had been a strong assad backer. 41 others also died in that blast. and back in december, a car bomb wounded syrians interior minister, reportedly killed several other people. and last summer, an explosion rocked the sir i can't believe national security building during a high profile meeting meeting. that attack killed four top regime officials including assad's brother-in-law and the raining defense minister. american civilian cargo plane today crashed shortly after takeoff from the largest u.s. base in afghanistan and killed all seven people on board that's according to official with the u.s. led coalition forces. the aircraft reportedly went down near bagram air field north of kabul. at this hour there is still no word what caused that crash. there were no reports of enemy combat activity in the area at the time. last week's brutal flight delays barely behind us and today president obama made his pick for the leader who
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he selected the mayor of charlotte, north carolina, democrat anthony fox to serve as transportation secretary during the president's second term. mayor fox is the first african-american president obama nominated for new cabinet. this all comes just days after lawmakers reached a deal to end staffing cuts for air traffic controllers linked to the spending sequester in d.c. analysts blame the staffing decrease for painful delays at the airports cost to coast last week. in some cases passengers had to wait at the gate for several extra hours. ed henry is live for us at the white house tonight. tell us about mayor fox of chearlts. >> well, shep, certainly diversity is a factor because the president has faced criticism as you noted for not having enough of that in his cabinet that being an important factor for him. secondly, charlotte, of course, hosted the democratic national convention back in the summer. so that certainly did not hurt his chances but anthony fox also has serious credentials as a mayor who has seen firsthand how crumbling
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infrastructure could hurt local economy and the president really highlighted that today. >> since anthony took office they have broken ground on a new street car project that's going to bring modern electric trans-service to the downtown area. expanded the international airport and extending the city's light rail system. all of that has not only helped create new jobs. it's helped charlotte to become more attractive to business. >> another important factor is that it appears there is going it be some strong republican support on capitol hill. bill shutter, who is the house transportation committee chairman said today, quoted: i remain committed to building consensus about how to strengthen our infrastructure promote economic growth and come petteddive in the marketplace. once he has been confirmed by the senate i look forward to working with mayor fox to achieve these goals for our country, saying once is he confirmed suggesting there will be republican support. that's much different than chuck hagel other nominees the president has had who faced
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a lot of resistance before being confirmed, ed. >> shepard: sure did. more cabinet picks this week. >> as early as wednesday. u.s. trade representative. mike froman who is currently a deputy national security advisor here. secondly i'm hearing penny likely to be named the commerce secretary. she is somebody who is close to the president from their chicago days heir to the hyatt hotel fortune. what's significant on wednesday, on thursday the president is heading to mexico and costa rica for a trip where trade will be front and center. so some of his advisors are telling me privately he wants to get this new team in place before that trip, shep. >> shepard: ed henry at the white house. ed, thanks. the white house says president obama had promised to sign that bill ending airport staffing cuts as soon as possible. but turns out there is a little problem. very little one, the senate version of the bill has what sources describe as a spelling error or a typo. seems the word account needs an s so it reads accounts instead. that's the hold up.
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those sources say this is really a formality. federal aviation association over the weekend says already returned to normal working hours. spaceship designed to carry tourists had first successful test flight today. lasted only 16 seconds above southeastern california. and the craft did not actually reach space at all. virgin galactic reports spaceship 2 passenger craft beyond the earth's atmosphere later this year. so far more than 500 is aexpiring tourists have paid $200,000 or sent a deposit to catch a ride to space. virgin galactic's owner the colossal british billionaire richard branson. in a sure sign that the end is nigh. illustrationly is reportedly suffering from a catastrophic shortage of pizza makers. it's true according to italian business report. the pizza industry needs 6,000 skilled pizza makers to meet demand. that's despite unemployment rate of 35% for young people. so what gives here?
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well, the report claims italians don't want to work long hours for low pay. so low that foreigners are filling the niche. he egyptians that have apparently excelled at spinning the doe. -- dough. ahead, you will meet the guy who couldn't stop saying bomb at an airport. when he said he couldn't help it, a pilot said then you can't fly. that's ahead. ♪ hey everybody, hi mom... streaming live with a tour of my new place... knowing you can still reach out. ... and now you've seen it. that's powerful. verizon. get mom a lucid 2 by lg for free.
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>> shepard: most people know you shouldn't talk about bombs while waiting to board a plane. what if you can't help it. saying the word bomb not once or twice but about 100 times in a crowded airport? that's exactly what happened to a man in d.c. who says a pilot overheard him and wouldn't let him board that plane.
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the passengers it turns out says he has tourette's syndrome, the gord that gives people involuntary ticks such as uncontrolled speech. he says in his case those ticks came at a very bad time. >> with all the stuff in the news about the boston bombings, and stuff, i started ticking bomb, because when i get nervous and anything on my mind will come out. so, and things are not supposed to say. >> shepard: he says he had a note from his doctor explaining the disorder. wouldn't enough to sway the pay lot. trace gallagher with the rest of this. the guy had no problem clearing airport security, right? >> despite the fact, shep, that he said the word bomb repeatedly in line. he and his friend sailed through tsa mostly because he had that letter from his to come door which we had a copy of. he called ahead answered he notified both tsa and jetblue that he has tourette's and that he might say inappropriate things. now, if you are wondering what a tourette's tick
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sounds like. listen very closely to michael doyle's interview with good morning america. play. this. >> i probably said bomb, bomb, about 100 times in that terminal. and through tsa. >> yeah, did you hear the double bomb? experts say that involuntary tick, they compare it to a sneeze that you simply cannot help. shep? >> shepard: so what happens now, trace? >> well, as he got through security, he was heading to the gate with his friend. they were on their way to puerto rico. he said all was well. he went up to the gate and notified jetblue imaginers that he had tourette's and they should be aware of his condition. they, in turn, notified the pilot, and just minutes before they were about to take of off o, and board, the pilot apparently said you cannot fly and michael doyle got called out. listen. >> i mean, they stood me out in front of everyone and told me like i'm in
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kindergarten that i'm not allowed to go on the plane. >> jetblue issued a statement saying, quoting here: after further investigation, the situation was deemed innocuous and the customer was offered accommodation on the very next flight but michael doyle says that did not make up for the embarrassment so he passed on their offer of a future flight. shep? >> shepard: trace gallagher live for us, thanks. ready or not, we are about to hear a whole lot about michael jackson's final days. the civil trial into the pop star's death started today in los angeles. jackson's family is suing the company that was promoting michael jackson's come back tour. unlike in his doctor's criminal trial back in 2011, little about jackson's private life will be off limits. michael jackson's family accuses the company aeg live of hiring dr. conrad murray. he is now serving four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. he prescribed powerful
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sedatives to the singer to help him sleep. sedatives normally used in hospitals for surgery. one day in 2009, michael jackson never woke up. attorneys for the promoter say they did nothing wrong. during opening statements today jackson family attorneys played a song that michael jackson wrote for his children. attorneys also sparred over whether they could mention dr. murray's frequent visits to strip clubs. several big names are on the witness list. celebrities including prince, spike lee and diana ross. and there could be a lot of money on the line. aeg claimed in court documents that michael jackson family is seeking $40 billion. a number that the jackson family attorney claim is false. from the depths of the lowest point in the continental united states, there seems to be a stunning view of the high coz mows and a camera has captured it. coming up a look at the night sky in fast forward. ♪
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>> shepard: some photograph pros managed to make our night sky look cooler than it is. look at this. no fancy editing tricks here they sped up the video and used long exposures to trace the movement of stars across the sky known as star trail. the photographers say that apparent circular motion match the earth rotation on axis. they recorded this video last month in california's death valley but they just posted it online last
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night. they call it the death valley dream laps 2 before we go our team's top five things of the day. new york jets today sacked their famed backup quarterback tim tebow. he had only attempted 8 passes all of last season. number four, the veteran nba center jason collins became the first man active in one of the four major pro-sports to come out as gay. number three, closing arguments today in the murder trial of abortion doctor kermit gosnell accused of killing four babies after they were born alive in what opponents call the house of horrors. number 2. defense secretary chuck hagel says the u.s. and allies are continuing to assess whether the syrian government unleashed chemical weapons on its own people. and number one tonight, a source confirms to fox news investigators found female d.n.a. on parts of the boston marathon bomb. but that source adds this does not necessarily mean a woman helped build the explosives. and that's "the fox report's" top five.
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and on this day in 1972 the u.s. military began the largest helicopter evacuation in history during the final days of the vietnam war they called it separation greecket wind. a plan to get many people out of the south vietnam me capital of saigones trying to catch a ride out of the city. 81 helicopters took more than 1,000 americans and nearly 6,000 refugees to navy ships. out at sea pushed overboard so others could land. the next day north vietnam me tanks burst through the presidential palace gates in saigon. the south surrendered effectively ending the war. the great shuttle to safety got underway 38 years ago today and now you know the news for this monday, april the 29th, 2013 i'm shepard
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smith. back tomorrow noon pacific, 3:00 eastern time for "studio b" and right back here for "the fox report" tomorrow night. the o'reilly factor is coming up now. have a great one. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: [machine gunfire. [sthvment- >> watch yourself rbg backlash. >> bill: brutal report out today that the cia leader is bribing afghanistan and allies. millions of dollars of cash is being handed to. they brit hume and i will analyze. >> let's say you went into labor, the membranes ruptured and you delivered before we got to the termination part of the procedure here then we would would not help it. >> bill: undercover investigation spotlights two more abortion clinics that will not save babies born alive. >> what if his leg popped out at home? >> flush it. >>

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